Best of Blogville: Ashlee’s Atrocity


Ashlee_links- Ashlee Simpson should get more plastic surgery…on her hair. [Dlisted]

- Britney Spears has gone from cow to cowgirl. Or, at least, that’s what the hat suggests. [A Socialite's Life]

- Lindsay Lohan travels to Japan. Any chance she might stay there? [Just Jared]

- NEWSFLASH: Paris Hilton wears panties. [The Superficial]

- All that said, why in the world would celebrities hate gossip blogs? [CityRag]

Rapping Squirrel: WTF Wordsworth?


Rap In an effort to seduce visitors, Cumbria Tourism has released a rap video. Officials who work for the bucolic English countryside decided it would be a good idea to give the area’s image a 2007 overhaul. With that in mind, they made this clip, which features a man dressed in a squirrel suit, rapping “Daffodils,” also known as “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud.” “Daffodils,” as you might remember from your high school English classes, is a poem by William Wordsworth, the Romantic poet who died in 1850. Wordsworth lived in Cumbria, which helps explain this video. A little. But can anyone explain the squirrel?

They Spinnin’! Hip-Hop Headlines


070413_jayz Lost Son?
Video model Shenelle Scott talks about Jay-Z baby rumors (Baller Status)

Insider: Jay-Z and Beyonce to start own record label (MediaTakeOut)

‘Big S**t Poppin”
Listen to a cut off of T.I.‘s new album (XXL)

He Ain’t Sayin’ She’s a Gold Digger …
Kanye West‘s wedding plans ‘on hold indefinitely’ (MediaTakeOut)

Beat Your Own Rap
Russell Simmons: Don’t blame hip-hop for Don Imus (SOHH)

Guess Who’s Back?
In radio interview, Eminem says he told 50 to drop Cam beef, has tracks ready for 50′s new record (RapBasement)

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Friday: Imus Fans ‘Hate’ Rutgers; Lindsay & K-Fed Have Revenge Sex?


Lindsay & K-Fed Have Revenge Sex?
New reports say Federline spent the night with Lohan at a Beverly Hills hotel last week. Supposedly the  actress/lush "made the first move," but we wonder if K-Fed isn’t just getting revenge on Brit. [National Ledger]

LohankfedRutgers Accepts Don Imus Apology
"We are in the process of forgiving," says the team. But are Imus’ fans in the process of "forgiving" them? WTF! []

Girls Gone Wild Boss: Bribes Guard, Hides Pills
The multi-millionaire has been slapped with new charges for committing felonies in jail. How did someone so stupid make so much money? [Yahoo!]

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America the Booty-full


America_feedmeDon’t expect to see Ugly Betty rocking a bony body any time soon. America Ferrera says that her gym routine is sporadic and that her weight tends to fluctuate. "I gain a pound, I lose a pound. But I think I’ve developed a really good sense of when I’m doing something for myself as opposed to when I’m doing something because of other people’s expectations of me." If this is true, America Ferrera is the most grounded and balanced young actress in Hollywood today. Who needs fame when you’ve got Zen?

America adds that in addition to the gym, she can’t really hang with anorexia, either. "After four hours of being anorexic, I’d be like, ‘It’s been four whole hours! Feed me!’" Is America just voracious, or is she preparing for a role as killer plant Audrey II in a remake of Little Shop of Horrors? Either way: exciting. [Showbuzz/CBS News]

Stevie to Linds: Actually, DO Stop


Stevie Fleetwood Mac fox and original California bad girl Stevie Nicks has slammed rumors of Lindsay Lohan playing her in a biopic about the singer’s life. In an interview in this month’s Blender magazine, the Gold Dust Woman addresses a question about La Lohan’s aspirations: "Lindsay Lohan thinks she is going to play me! But what the hell movie does she think she’s talking about? There is no book, there is no screenplay, there is no movie. There is never going to be a movie made without me, because it’s never going to be the story of me….So good luck, Lindsay."

The tartlet has never been shy about her Nicks obsession, covering "Edge of Seventeen" on her A Little More Personal album.

Tough break, Linds. Might we suggest Night of a Thousand Stevies?

Ne-Yo to Save Whit’s Matrix


In the movie "The Matrix," Neo saves the world from technology run amok.

070412_neyo_whitney In the R&B matrix, Ne-Yo is out to save Whitney Houston. From herself.

The superstar writa ternt sanga has been called in by none other than Clive Davis to rework Whitney’s upcoming comeback album, and according to Ne-Yo, he got there just in time.

"(All the songs) had the one same theme, which was ‘My name is Whitney Houston and this is my triumphant comeback,’" Ne-Yo told The Sun after hearing eight cuts off the record. "I’m sure we all get that (she’s suffered a lot) but I think she needs songs about regular everyday life. So that’s what I’m planning to add to the album — songs about everyday emotions."

Meanwhile, Ne-Yo’s own "everyday emotions" — not to mention those of his female co-stars — are on full display in the video for his sexed-up hit, "Because of You."

America’s New Attraction: Mt. Rockmore



Proving that there’s no low baby boomers won’t sink to, a rock ’n’ roll theme park is set to open in Myrtle Beach next spring. Called Hard Rock Park (because it’s associated with Hard Rock Café, of course), the 150-acre playground will provide opportunities for 30,000 enthusiasts to ride the music, every single day. Though individual attractions have yet to be announced, we’re all aflutter over here, wondering whether the rides will be able to incorporate rock ’n’ roll’s all-important sex and drugs elements into their design. We shudder to guess at who will be honored with a roller coaster (John Bonham? Bon Scott? Janis Joplin?). We also loathe to speculate whose name will grace the shooting gallery (Courtney Love? 50 Cent? Phil Spector?). Basically, there’s no end to the bad puns we could make here, which is sort of the point. After all, the park already unveiled Mount Rockmore — a 250-ton sand sculpture that features the faces of Elvis, John Lennon, Hendrix and Bob Marley, as its groundbreaking mascot. Way to respect the artists, Hard Rock Park!

Tour Survival Guide: Rocco Deluca and the Burden




Now and then our Tour Survival Guide checks in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Rocco Deluca on gold toes and ELO.

Don’t Expect a Foreigner Collaboration
I was opening up for Foreigner, solo acoustic at the Sun Theater. [After I finished] I said "Thanks for having me, and enjoy Journey!" I got fired off the tour, the first show. The saddest part was that they filmed the show, and right behind me is a big kick drum with "Foreigner" written across it. The promoter thought it was kind of funny. He paid me extra, but then he told me I had to leave the tour.

Or ELO For That Matter
In L.A. the most random people will come out. The sitcom people, other musicians that you didn’t even know dig your sh*t. It’s a nice feeling. There’s been people that have come out to shows that I had no idea [knew us]. A friend dragged them, or they heard about our live show. I was at the Viper Room and Jeff Lynne from ELO told me that he thought I was the devil, because of the way I play live.

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